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Osinbajo Hails Nigerian Teenage Girls For Winning World Innovation Challenge

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated Nigerian teenage girls for winning the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California, the United States. The young girls were accorded the honour after building a mobile application to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. The team, Save A Soul, worked on the ‘FD-Detector’ (Fake Drug Detector). A ceremony held on Thursday night at Silicon Valley in California, saw the girls beat five other countries - China, Spain, Turkey, United States, and…

NASS Siege: Osinbajo Promises Stiff Action

Acting President Yemi Osinbao says all those behind the siege to the National Assembly complex, earlier today, will be “subjected to disciplinary action”. Osinbajo gave the assurance in a tweet via his official Twitter handle on Tuesday. As a start, I have directed that the appointment of the DG of the DSS, Mr. Lawal Daura be terminated.He has been directed to hand over to the most Senior Officer in the State Security Service.— Prof Yemi Osinbajo (@ProfOsinbajo) August 7, 2018 The unauthorized takeover…

The Many ‘Sins’ Of Lawal Daura As DSS Boss

Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday fired the Director General of the Department of the State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura. Daura’s sack came hours after masked operatives of the Department of State Security barricaded the national Assembly entrance, stopping lawmakers and staff from gaining entrance to the NASS complex. Journalists were also barred from entering the complex as a result of what the DSS allegedly said is an order “from above.” Reacting, Osinbajo described the unauthorized…

Osinbajo, IGP Idris Meet In Aso Rock

Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo is currently meeting with the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The meeting, which is holding behind closed doors, may not be unconnected to the security situation at the National Assembly. Earlier today, heavily armed police men and operatives of the Department of State Security blocked the entrance of the National Assembly. Moments later, Osinbajo fired Director General of the DSS, Lawal Daura, before summoning the police boss.

Nigeria, Google To Partner On Global Digital Access – Osinbajo

The Federal Government on Tuesday gave the assurance that it would partner premier internet provider, Google, in the Google’s Next Billion users plan intended to ensure greater digital access in Nigeria and around the world. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo gave the assurance during a meeting with Google executives at the company’s corporate headquarters in the Silicon Valley at the start of the investment roadshow he is leading to San Francisco and Los Angeles. The proposal is in line with the Federal Government’s…

End Of Boko Haram ‘Sooner Than Later’ – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Thursday that the celebration of the 2018 Nigerian Army Day – NADCEL at Mongunu in Borno North was a proof that the “end of the Boko Haram terrorists group “will come sooner than later". Osinbajo, who spoke at a “Mini Trade Fair and Military Equipment Exhibition as part of activities to mark the day, also said that it was a proof that the terrorist had been “substantially degraded. According to him, Borno and the entire region (North East) will surely bounce back, and, with the…

Train Tanker Drivers To Avoid Accidents, FRSC Charges NUPENG/PTD

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has charged the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG), Petroleum Tanker Driver (PTD) section to engage its members in rigorous traffic trainings to avoid frequent accidents. Mr Bisi Kazeem, Head of Public Education, FRSC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that such training would minimise accidents involving tankers on the roads. “We are charging them to start engaging their members in rigorous traffic trainings so as to meet minimum safety standards…

Odumosu’s Age Falsification: Documents Clear HoS Over Wrongdoing, Director May be Sacked Friday

Contrary to claims that the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, failed to act on the embattled Acting Director, Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA), Mrs Victoria Olutayo Odumosu, over alleged age falsification, THE WHISTLER learnt on Thursday that the HoS had in a letter to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on May 9, 2018 recommended Mrs Odumosu’s sack. Documents sighted by THE WHISTLER in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) showed that the memo to the vice…

Osinbajo Meets Oba Of Benin In Closed Door

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday held a breakfast session with some Christian religious leaders in Edo at the Government House in Benin. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Vice President thereafter, held about two hours closed door meeting with the religious leaders. The meeting which had the Governor of Edo, Mr Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Mr Phillip Shaibu in attendance was attended by Rev Felix Omobude, President, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria. Others included Rev. Oriname Kure,…

Osinbajo’s Lost Opportunity To Speak For The Church Of Christ

I now understand why #BringBackOurGirls co-founder, Aisha Yesufu, said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is the greatest disappointment in Buhari’s government of fake change. Come to think of it, President Buhari, whose school leaving certificate is in doubt, may be forgiven for his cluelessness. But can the same be said about Osinbajo, purportedly a PhD and Senior Advocate of Nigeria? In his book, The Divine Comedy, Dante Alighieri said: “The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of moral crisis preserve…